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  • Boost Your Metabolism Naturally with Protein

    When you are wanting to make changes with your food, and subsequently body composition, understanding the role of different nutrients is crucial. ...
  • Three Simple Steps to Reset Your Diet and Health

    Are you feeling the need to hit the reset button on your food intake? Those well meaning New Years Goals set just a couple of months ago now out t...
  • Restriction Verse Enjoyment

    This week on the podcast I took a deep dive into mindful eating. I also unpacked a caller question on the difference between restriction and enjoy...
  • Gluten-Free Apple and Cinnamon Muffins

    G/F D/F 
    Prep time: 5 minutes
    Cook time: 20-25 minutes


    Home-made muffins are a great healthy option for mums and children alike, they can be easily made in advance and frozen so that if you are in need of a fast snack you can either pop in the microwave for 10 seconds or take out in the morning and put in your lunch bag for later on. These muffins are super-fast and include basic ingredients, use fruit as a natural sweetener and are gluten-free!

  • Why I am not exclusively breastfeeding - confessions of a nutritionist mum

    This blog has been quite hard for me to write and taken me a few drafts! I sincerely hope that it helps another mum out there feel at peace with their own choice of how they feed their baby.

    My First Experience

    This story really starts with my experience breastfeeding my first son (now aged 2). As a nutritionist and lecturer prior to having children I taught the importance of breast-feeding. I KNEW...
  • Sahan's Birth Story

    Sahan Raj Bhosale - Saturday 17th Jan 2015, 11.10pm


    The birth of our second son was quite different to that of our first – which was a fairly text book natural birth.  Most of you will have read my earlier blogs about the challenges I encountered during the later stages of my pregnancy with pelvic athropathy which meant I needed to be induced. It was a very surreal...
  • Simple Roasted Pumpkin Salad

    Keeping it Pure and Simple as always - this is one of my all time favourite salads which I am sharing with you this week for those pumpkin fanatics looking for Halloween inspiration.

    The part that takes a wee bit of preparation is the roasting of the pumpkin - I would personally recommend roasting up a whole pumpkin/butter nut pumpkin so you make a big salad to last a couple of days or an evening...
  • Broccoli and Bacon Salad

    This is one of my favorite salad creations using only three base ingredients. It is packed full of nutrients especially some good green stuff and essential fats - including my trade-mark avocado!! Best of all it is always a hit at parties and family gatherings :)



    2 Heads of broccoli

    2-3 Rashers of bacon, chopped roughly

    ½ - 1 Avocado

    2 Tablespoons of Dijon mustard

    2 Tablespoons of red wine...

  • Power Balls

    These little balls are packed full of Omega 3 goodness, perfect for keeping your energy levels up and can make a great snack to take for morning tea/coffee groups instead of usual high-sugar options! I will warn you though they are NOT SWEET! So for those that are used to sweeter snacks they may seem a bit bitter - you can add a tablespoon of honey instead of water to help with this while you are...
  • The Dreaded 'M' Question

    On Saturday my wonderful mother in law had agreed to look after Arjun in the afternoon for a few hours so I could get some extra sleep in and do some work. I was extremely grateful for this. However, when she came to pick him she asked me a question I have been dreading and avoiding “is it ok if I give him MacDonald’s for dinner?”…..NOOOOOOOOO!!! My mind, heart and body screamed. Both in response...
  • Pumpkin Soup with a Twist

    You have probably noticed by now I tend to add a little flavour twist to a lot of my dishes and this soup is no exception. I have my husband to thank for that, born and raised in India he has introduced me to a whole new world of spice and flavour. He has always encouraged me to be liberal with my spices and that too much flavour is better than none at all. I have learnt you cannot really go too...
  • The Sugary Truth Behind Canned Drinks

    As part of the work I do at AUT, I often do a tutorial on the sugar content of canned drinks. It still comes as a surprise to me how many of my students consume these products with very little awareness of what is actually in them. So I thought I would also impart some knowledge your way…

    As a mum, we often battle fatigue and exhaustion on a daily basis and sometimes this can be chronic, especially...